Coming from Norway in the hight mountains, I didn´t expect the peace and quiet Civitella has to share. I can´t remember the last time I slept so well and had so many clear and vibrant dreams. This also made me feel much present and consentrated while staying here, and helped me to get a lot of good work done, both with composing and non-fiction writing. And also at the same time, find the relaxed time to participate and enjoy every field trip, swimming the nearby waterfall or having so many great, interesting and awakening conversations with other fellows and staff at Civitella. My mind and body has been in a oasis of art in every way, either the room you sleep, the wine you drink. the food you eat, or the garden you rest in. I am truly grateful for very moment of the five weeks I got to stay here, and feel like I made some deep new friends.